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How do I update my theme ?

In order to update your Sonaar theme, you must have an active subscription at sonaar.io.

First of all, like any theme’s, plugin’s or WordPress updates, we recommend doing it on a staging environment first and having a backup copy of your existing site before the update in case something wrong happens. You can check with your hosting provider to make sure they have backup retention enabled.

Check your current version #

To check the version you are currently using, go to WP-Admin > Appearance > Themes and click Sonaar (not Sonaar Child). See screenshot: https://d.pr/i/gJF4mC

Check  the newest version available and its changelog #

Here is the changelog of our theme https://sonaar.io/wordpress-themes/changelog/ with the most recent version to compare against your current version.

Automatic Update #

Step 1 – The best way to update your theme is to go to WP-Admin > Dashboard > Updates. Select Sonaar theme and click “Update Themes”. See screenshot: https://d.pr/i/EUHlVt

Step 2 – Once the theme is updated,  make sure that your required plugin are updated and activated by going to wp-admin > Appearance > Install Plugins. 

Step 3 – Make sure to clear your browser cache!

* If you are using a WP Multisite or multi-networks and/or you can’t see the theme update, you must update the theme manually. See below.

Manual Update #

Step 1 – Login at sonaar.io/login and go to My Account > Licence Keys > and click View Details and Download and re-download the theme file on your computer.

Step 2 – UNZIP the theme file on your computer.

Step 3 – Go to Wp-Admin > Appearance >  Themes and activate another theme such Twenty Fifteen.

Step 4 – Delete the Theme you want to update. (Yeah, it sounds scary, but don’t worry. You must delete the theme before re-uploading the same theme).

Step 5 – Go to WP-Admin > Appearance > Themes > Add New and Upload sonaar.zip.

Step 6 – Activate your theme by clicking the “Activate button”.

Step 7 – When the theme has been reactivated, go to WP-Admin > Appearance > Install Plugins and click “update” for every plugin that requires an update.

Step 8 – Clear your browser cache

Step 9 – Clear any cache plugin you are using including server cache (eg: CloudFlare, CDN, Varnish)

Final Steps #

Step 1 – Once the theme is updated,  make sure that your required plugin are updated and activated by going to wp-admin > Appearance > Install Plugins. 

Step 2 – Make sure to clear your browser cache (on mobile too)

Step 3 – Clear any cache plugin you are using including server cache (eg: CloudFlare, CDN, Varnish)

Updated on February 23, 2022
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